Academic Attendance Policies Standards and Expectations

It is the expectation of the College for Officer Training that cadets are to demonstrate the highest possible standards of integrity and excellence, recognizing the responsibility and duty that is part of their commitment to God's service and living within a covenant community of Christian love and Godly respect for one another. Such living acknowledges our Christian ideals, abolishes whatever may hinder our calling, advances an atmosphere of growth that reflects God’s love in community and abounds in encouraging a growing spiritual awareness on how to be accountable to one another. These standards include punctuality, attendance and participation in all classes, supervised ministry, and other assigned duties. Awarding of grades is based on timely submission of all assigned work, and completion of all class and supervised ministry assignments.

Attendance and participation is expected at ALL community gatherings, applied learning experiences (Supervised Ministry), conferences, seminars, and workshops required by CFOT administration, faculty, and staff. As such, it is imperative for all cadets to do their very best to attend, participate, and learn from ALL experiences offered; indeed, each cadet brings a unique set of educational experiences, spiritual insights, and personal witness to every potential learning situation and the absence of anyone diminishes the experiences of the whole. Attendance gives evidence of active participation allowing the fullest development of discussion and learning for all in the classroom within the responsible freedom afforded by God’s grace (scripturally, “to each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good,” 1st Corinthians 12:7). Exceptions to this attendance policy, for extenuating circumstances, are at the discretion of the Personnel Department.